News and Events for Week of 17 August

“Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 124:8 Photos from Pastor Matthew’s final service are posted on ESUMC’s Facebook page – Facebook.com/ESUMC. Sunday Morning Worship on 23/8 –You may attend worship in-person at the church or join online via Zoom.  Lectionary Readings for Sunday – This Sunday’s assigned reading are Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Romans … [Read more…]

Pastor Matthew’s Farewell Party Cancelled

With great sadness we have to cancel Pastor Matthew’s farewell party today. As many of you know, we chose Auer-Welsbach Park as the party location in order to give us a large area for social distancing. However, this morning’s rain has forced us to abandon our plans. Additionally, our current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines … [Read more…]

Pastor Matthew’s Farewell Celebration – 16 August

Dear ESUMC members and friends, I pray this message reaches you well. This is a gentle reminder that this Sunday is Pastor Matthew’s final Sunday and farewell event. He is leaving Vienna for another post. The farewell event will be a picnic in the park on Sunday, 16 August after the worship service. Time and place: The … [Read more…]

News and Events for the Week of 10 August

“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion. For … [Read more…]

Worship for 9 August

Join us for worship at the church, online, and at home! Worship IN-PERSON this Sunday. The church building is open. Please arrive at the church building before 11:15. Singing is permitted with face masks. Coffee and tea fellowship to follow in the garden (weather permitting). This Sunday is Pastor Matthew’s penultimate service at ESUMC. ONLINE … [Read more…]

News and Events for Week of 3 August

“Thank God! Pray to him by name! Tell everyone you meet what he has done! Sing him songs, belt out hymns, translate his wonders into music! Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs, you who seek God. Live a happy life!” Psalm 105:1-4 (The Message) COFFEE WITH PASTOR MATTHEW – Join Pastor Matthew for his final virtual coffee … [Read more…]

Worship on 2 August

Join us for worship at the church, online, and at home! Worship IN-PERSON this Sunday. The church building is open. Please arrive at the church building before 11:15. Singing is permitted with face masks. Coffee and tea fellowship to follow in the garden (weather permitting). Holy Communion will be served. ONLINE WORSHIP VIA ZOOM on … [Read more…]

Changes in the Church Office

Today, 31 July, Diana Mangan completed her service and role as ESUMC church secretary. We thank Diana for her faithful service and we are grateful for all the work she has done for our congregation. The role of church secretary will remain vacant for the immediate future to allow the ESUMC pastor-parish relations committee and … [Read more…]

News and Events for Week of 27 July

“Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.” Psalm 17:1 (NRSV) COFFEE WITH PASTOR MATTHEW – Have coffee with Pastor Matthew on Tuesday from 11:00-12:00, he will be online for a chat and a time of fellowship. Bring your coffee or tea and … [Read more…]

Worship for 26 July

Join us for worship at the church, online, and at home! Worship IN-PERSON this Sunday. The church building is open. Please arrive at the church building before 11:15. Singing is permitted with face masks. Coffee and tea fellowship to follow in the garden (weather permitting). On Wednesday, new HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES were issued, requiring … [Read more…]